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A friendly and insightful event focused towards supporting and collaborating the .NET community.

The event is catered towards software engineers / architects of all levels who are interested in meeting with like-minded people, as well as hearing from industry leaders who can provide informative talks on all things .NET, and in particular, fintech-related topics such as blockchain, IoT, cybersecurity, performance, and machine learning/AI.

The events are to be held in the offices of RedCloud Technologies, in One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.

We have a Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Canary-Wharf-NET-Meetup/pages/29473605/Code_of_Conduct/), which we expect all attendees to abide by.

Upcoming events (4)

Canary Wharf .NET Meetup - Launch night!

Canary Wharf

This is designed to be a friendly and insightful event focused towards supporting and collaborating the .NET community. The event will be catered towards Software Engineers / Architects of all levels who are interested in meeting with like-minded people, as well as hearing from industry leaders discussing all things .NET. I'm proud to announce that our first guest speaker for these events will be Alexander Slotte, Consultant, Speaker, and Organiser for the .NET Washington DC user group, as well as RedCloud's very own resident Director of Engineering, Vincent Curry. Alexander's talk is "Machine Learning made Easy - An Introduction to ML.NET": Are you a .NET Developer who has always wondered what the ML/AI hype is all about? Do you want to get involved in the community and utilise ML algorithms to make your application smarter? Join this session for a deep dive into the cross-platform open-source repository of ML.NET! In the session we will touch upon: - What Machine Learning is, and how it can make our applications smarter. - What ML.NET is, and why we should be excited. - What are some of the ways in which we can make our trained models operational and how to do deep learning in ML.NET. Beware, there will be live coding! About the speaker: Originally from Sweden, Alexander has 10+ years of professional software development experience, solving problems for a wide range of industries. He currently works as a Lead Consultant at Excella, and is the organiser of the .NET DC User group. He thoroughly enjoys speaking at conferences and local Meetups. He is passionate about .NET and cloud development and constantly attempts to push his knowledge on real time data streaming, data science and machine learning. When not coding, you’ll find him out running or enjoying a good IPA! Say hi on Twitter @alexslotte! This will be followed by a lightning talk by RedCloud Technology's Director of Engineering, Vincent Curry. Vincent's talk is "RedCloud's Agile Journey", discussing how RedCloud went from a company that just did daily stand ups, into a company that fully embraces agile methodology throughout the entire business. Food & drink provided, we look forward to seeing you there!

Canary Wharf .NET Meetup - gRPC in ASP.NET Core 3.0

RedCloud Technology

This is designed to be a friendly and insightful event focused towards supporting and collaborating the .NET community. The event will be catered towards software engineers / architects of all levels who are interested in meeting with like-minded people, as well as hearing from industry leaders discussing all things .NET. I'm absolutely thrilled to announce a real treat for our members - long-time leader in the .NET field, Mark Rendle, will be discussing the new gRPC features in ASP.NET Core 3. Mark's talk: With the release of ASP.NET Core 3.0, Microsoft has added gRPC services as a fully-supported option, with full Visual Studio and dotnet CLI integration. gRPC is an efficient, high-performance, low-latency RPC protocol that is designed for inter-service communication in distributed architectures. It’s also fully cross-platform, allowing seamless communication between systems written in .NET, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go and everything else. gRPC supports advanced models from request/response to bi-directional streaming, making it ideal for high-volume network traffic. This talk will demonstrate how to create gRPC services in ASP.NET Core 3.0, from the basics of Protobuf to advanced scenarios, and consume those services from .NET Core 3.0 applications including web, desktop and mobile. We’ll also look at migrating applications to gRPC from WCF, which Microsoft is not bringing to any future version of .NET. We’ll see what WCF features map cleanly to gRPC, what features are different or missing completely, and how to address those differences as part of any migration project. About our speaker: Mark Rendle has been building software professionally for over 30 years, from C on UNIX to C# on Linux, because time is circular. He is currently working to help organisations finally make the move from .NET 4.x to .NET Core 3.0 and beyond, with tools, training and hands-on help. People say he’s quite good at this whole speaking lark, too. You can follow him on Twitter, @markrendle. Food & drink provided, we look forward to seeing you there!

Canary Wharf .NET Meetup - Performance In The Javascript Era

This is designed to be a friendly and insightful event focused towards supporting and collaborating the .NET community. The event will be catered towards software engineers / architects of all levels who are interested in meeting with like-minded people, as well as hearing from industry leaders discussing all things .NET. I'm pleased to say that as a co-organiser, Benjamin Howarth will be presenting their talk, "Performance in the Javascript Era". More than just tips, tricks, metrics, and clicks, from code to cloud and back again - performance on the web has gone way beyond “oh just put your CSS in the header and your Javascript in the footer.” Find out why this is important, and what you can do about it. More often approached as an afterthought, this primer will cover some essential ground on how to approach measuring website and web app performance, along with some quick wins, through to some more lower-level technical nuances with HTTP2, compression, and header management, and finally putting all our tools together to comprehensively and continuously keep a watchful eye on your performance metrics. The topic will include ASP.NET and NodeJS samples, and slides & code will be made available on Github. About the speaker: Benjamin Howarth is a speaker, trainer, author, and consultant, specializing in high-traffic & high-performance ASP.NET applications. Their experience gained from working for Tesco, FIA Formula E, Universal Music Group, and Manchester Airport Group over the past five years has given them a unique insight into how to smoothly handle millions of users' online experiences. They can be found on Twitter @benjaminhowarth. Food & drink provided, we look forward to seeing you there!

Canary Wharf .NET Meetup - An introduction to GraphQL on ASP.Net Core

This is designed to be a friendly and insightful event focused towards supporting and collaborating the .NET community. The event will be catered towards software engineers / architects of all levels who are interested in meeting with like-minded people, as well as hearing from industry leaders discussing all things .NET. We're thrilled to have Michael Staib present his talk "Hot Chocolate: An introduction to GraphQL on ASP.Net Core". GraphQL is a great way to expose your APIs and it has changed the way we think about consuming data over HTTP. Not only does GraphQL give us the power to ask for exactly what we want but it also exposes data in a way that is more aligned with the way we think about data. Over the last two years GraphQL has become more and more mainstream. The ecosystem has grown phenomenally and major players like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and more are all committed to GraphQL. But what is GraphQL actually? What are the benefits of using GraphQL it instead of REST? Together we will have a look at the core problems that we are facing with the traditional REST service layers, which still power most of the Web. After we have a better understanding of GraphQL, we will explore how we can build a GraphQL API with Hot Chocolate on ASP.Net Core. We will look at things like Prisma filters and how we can get your existing infrastructure under this new service layer. We will merge data from different sources like you did not think was possible by using the power of the GraphQL resolver concept. About the speaker: Michael is the co-founder of ChilliCream, a company focused on building open-source tooling around GraphQL and helping large companies transform their service layers with scalable GraphQL infrastructure. Apart from his work at ChilliCream, Michael works as a trainer, consultant and speaker in the Microsoft environment, and is one of the main contributers to the Hot Chocolate GraphQL Server, and constant member of the GraphQL working group. Food and drink provided, we look forward to seeing you there!

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